Brown gets new role under Transport Act
At present the senior traffic commissioner is an administrative appointment with no additional powers. The Local Transport Act 2008 changes this by giving the post-holder new responsibilities to determine how the traffic commissioners perform their statutory functions. The Act also provides new powers for the transport secretary to issue guidance to the senior traffic commissioner on the exercise of any of his functions. The Department for Transport plans to undertake a full consultation exercise on draft guidance in the early part of this year.